Techstars Startup Weekend Energy Tech

Chisinau, Orange kITchen, Calea Ieșilor str. 8
April 28, 5:00 PM - April 30, 11:00 PM GMT+3

Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup in 54 thrilling hours. Techstars Startup Weekend is an exciting experience that provides a glimpse into the world of Startups. Over an action-packed three days, you’ll meet the very best mentors, investors, co-founders and sponsors to show you how to get more done faster – and, maybe even start that business.

Startup Weekend Energy Tech in Chișinău! This amazing event brought together passionate individuals from different backgrounds to create innovative solutions to pressing energy challenges. During the 54-hour event, 7 teams were formed and worked on a range of topics related to EnergyTech. From agricultural support to energy efficiency and bill management, to monitoring of underground water resources, the ideas generated were truly impressive.

The three winning teams at the past Techstars Startup Weekend truly impressed everyone.

REDU took first place by creating an app that targeted businesses and customers for efficient management of unnecessary paper bills and offered tailored support for energy consumption.

Energy Wave won second place with their accessible electric charging stations to ease the transition to electric vehicles. “We ended in 2nd place with only two team members. We are grateful to our mentors, and we look forward to future events!” said Joe Delamore from Energy Wave.
Eterra came in third with a renewable energy storage system using hydrogen generators or gravity batteries.

These teams were an inspiration for EnergyTech enthusiasts, proving that passion and hard work can turn ideas into reality.

Techstars Startup Weekend was more than just a competition. It provided a chance to connect, learn, and build like a startup. Supported by sponsors such as Premier Energy, Orange Systems, USAID, Sweden Sverige, and UK AID, it’s an opportunity that may help start the business of your dreams. Why not join the next event and innovate together?


5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Arrival to Orange kITchen & Check-in at the location.

Arrive at the venue, to Orange kITchen and get checked in for the Startup Weekend. Get to know the place, the people.

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Introduction

Welcome speech from the organizers. Special guest speech.

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Participants ideas presentation, Voting & Teams Formation

If you already have an idea that you want to work on during these 54 hours, now is the time to pitch it. Participants will vote on the ideas they liked the most, the ones they would like to join and work on together.

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Business Model Canvas training // Simone Demelas

Simone is a Former Entrepreneur, Organizer of Startup Weekend in Rome since 2014 and Global Facilitator for Techstars since 2015 with events facilitated from Ireland to Kazakhstan passing through Bahrain and CEE Countries. He will be talking about Business Model Canvas: – What do you need to know? – How to fill it in? – How to operate with it? Every team will be asked to prepare a Business Model Canvas for their idea to be presented to the mentors the second day.

8:30 PM – … Start team work

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Coffee & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Morning Announcements Day 2

Review the day’s agenda and what teams should be focused on. Teams formed get their spaces set up and begin to work.

9:30 AM – 1:00 PM Team work & Mentorship

Mentors are visiting every team and reviewing their Business Model Canvas, giving feedback and recommendations.

1:00 PM – 6:30 PM Check-In & Mentoring sessions

After-lunch check-in, status reports, one on one meetings with mentors for guidance and help.

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch & Networking

2:00 PM – 6:00 PM Team work & Mentorship
Teams are working under the guidance of their mentor, utilizing their wisdom and experience to drive their common goal and achieve results.

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM Dinner & Networking

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Special Training

To be announced soon

7:30 PM – 11:45 PM Team work

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Coffee & Networking

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Morning Announcements Day 3

Review the day’s agenda, judging criteria, and the tech check.

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM Team work & Mentorship

Teams work to finish their presentations.

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch & Networking

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Team work & Mentorship

Final hours of work time should be focused on perfecting your presentation, tech-check for final presentations.

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Final pitches

5:00 PM – Winners announcement


With the support of

Global sponsors